Pedal Hopper, Denver CO
On Friday night, Nick had two friends from Colorado come visit us at Hermit Basin. They lived in the Denver area and also went to University with Nick. They always made effort to see each other and sometimes planned trips to make that happen. When they came down to see us they invited us to Denver for Saturday afternoon.
Patricia, Nick’s friend from Austin, was going to Medical School in Denver and she had a group of friends that were getting together and renting a portable bar and driving around town from bar to bar. She explained it to us Friday night and we were SOLD! We wanted in! We decided to drive up to Denver instead of heading back to Texas. We would just drive home the next day.
So first, a little explanation on what this “portable bar” is. It is not necessarily a portable bar. As of now there is no alcohol permitted on it. So we brought some other drinks and just enjoyed the ride. There were 10 people that were in charge of peddling the whole time. The Peddle Hopper doesn’t move unless you peddle it. There is a driver, he is not part of your party. He controls the steering and also has a brake. Like I said, You “drive” this thing down the street, in Denver.
We were a large group. 16 in total. There are 15 seats in total,
but Catherine was our bartender, so we fit in just perfect.
Everyone on the sides here are peddling while our driver steers us. He would tell us when to stop peddling and also encourage everyone to peddle harder when we came to a hill with the use of a large bell he would ring. Onboard the Pedal Hopper was a sound system. So we have the tunes cranked, and our cups were full. We were all set for a great afternoon. Our journey would last 2 hours.
At the first bar we stopped at, we had 45 minutes to relax inside. Most everyone took to some form of game inside the bar. Nick and Rob challenged Catherine and I to a game of pool. We won!!
Others tried out the Shuffleboard. A game that I have never actually played but it is very popular here in Texas. All the great spots tend to have a shuffleboard table in them.
Back on the road.
Peddling hard! 🙂
I had to drag the bar lady out of the pedal hopper at each bar.
Bar stop number 3.
At one of the bar stops Catherine and I decided to hang outside with the driver, and get some air.
Peddling and posing!
We went to a friends house to hang out for the rest of the evening.
Hmm.. Pizza for dinner.
The following morning we woke up at 5am to hit the road.
It took 13 hours to get back to Texas.
A great day in Denver, Colorado!